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My girlfriend has recently developed some eating disorders including bulimia. She has already joined an online support group, but is there anything else you would recommend me her with?

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I'd also suggest she have an honest conversation with her doctor so the doctor can assess her health and also help her create a sound plan, one the doctor monitors, to get her back to healthy eating.

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I've found that group counseling is often a good option for victims of anorexia, bulimia, and other severe eating disorders. Being able to talk with other kids one's own age who are going through the same stuff you're experiencing can be very comforting, relieving, and liberating for these individuals. It helps people connect with other like-minded individuals and find a strong support group.

That's just an idea. Group counseling isn't for everyone though. Your girlfriend may dislike the idea of going to group therapy at first, but don't give up on her. She may not be ready to share all her thoughts, feelings, and other personal stuff just yet. It's a very complicated disease. The best thing you can probably do for her right now is to just stay by her side and always be willing to listen, now matter how hard it is to hear.

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